Substantive short articles on Marxian sociology

Political Economy of Labor Repression in the United States

The task at hand is to place the political economy of repression within the contours of U.S. history. It involves sketching in broad terms how, over time, repression is the product of dynamic and fixed relations between capital and labor. The goal is to represent how capital is able to repress labor given essential prerequisites.

By | 2017-04-23T00:36:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Blog articles, Research|Comments Off on Political Economy of Labor Repression in the United States

What Is the Relation between Theory and Practice, and Did Marx Discuss Engineering Society?

As section officers and general Marxist scholars, sometimes we receive questions regarding Marx and his work. I really appreciate these questions because they allow me to contemplate issues I have not really considered, or speak to issues about which I have great passion. The following is a brief email exchange, edited slightly to fit the format of our website. The questions are from Pavle Pavlović, a PhD student from the Philological Faculty, University of Belgrade.

By | 2018-06-08T12:07:26+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Blog articles, Submissions|Comments Off on What Is the Relation between Theory and Practice, and Did Marx Discuss Engineering Society?

The History of Criminal Selectivity

In my dissertation, The History of Criminal Selectivity: A Reading from Marx, Engels, and Contemporary Marxist Thought, I assess the historical and social-economic conditions that underpin the unequal legal treatment and selective prosecution of people based upon class, race, gender, and age. I identify particular patterns of “criminal selectivity.” I consider this phenomenon from the rise of capitalism to today, throughout Europe and the United States. Although the unequal functioning of the criminal justice system is widely recognized today as a key concept for analyzing crime and punishment, the selectivity phenomenon has not been strictly conceptualized and developed.

By | 2018-06-08T11:33:30+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Blog articles, Submissions|Comments Off on The History of Criminal Selectivity

What is an American Jew?

Originally published in Sensations Magazine, 2002 (Spring): 10-11. Reprinted in Home Planet News 50 (Vol. 12, No. 4), Spring 2004: p. 4.… This poem is from Grief and Rage: An American Jew’s Poems on Palestine by Marxist Sociology section member Sam Friedman.  You can obtain one or more copies of Grief and Rage from him by e-mailing sam4wp@netscape.net.

By | 2018-06-08T11:29:27+00:00 September 13th, 2015|Blog articles, Submissions|Comments Off on What is an American Jew?